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GHA to provide vital cardiac services as part of £17m project

The Gibraltar Health Authority will be investing £17m over 16 years in a new project which includes a Cardiac Catheterisation Suite and will see the relocation of cardiac treatments to Gibraltar. Currently those in need of critical cardiac procedures and treatment are transferred to Spanish hospitals, Quironsalud or Xanit, a journey which could take an...

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In exchange on UN convention on disabled rights, confirmation of Nigel Feetham’s political aspirations

Gibraltarian barrister Nigel Feetham signalled on Tuesday he was ready to offer himself as a potential GSLP candidate at the next general election, following an exchange in Parliament where the prospect was flagged. Mr Feetham, the brother of GSD MP Daniel Feetham and a seasoned finance centre lawyer, has been very vocal on social media...

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Testy exchanges over tourism and new GTB chief executive

The new CEO for the Gibraltar Tourist Board will earn a salary of £140,000 per year, Minister for Tourism Vijay Daryanani said on Monday. Kevin Bossino will be working from Gibraltar and London, as required, and a “flexible arrangement” has been agreed with him. The question was tabled by the GSD Leader, Keith Azopardi, who...

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GSD probes Govt on DSS tensions

Delays to plans to rehouse the Department of Social Security in new premises led to a fiery exchange in Parliament on Monday afternoon. The Leader of the Opposition, Keith Azopardi, accused the Government of allowing an “essential service” to be “allowed to collapse.” The questions came after DSS staff took industrial action over working conditions...

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Soaring 9% inflation increases pressure on Sunak to act on cost-of-living crunch

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Rishi Sunak warned that he could not “protect people completely” from the cost-of-living squeeze as he came under intense pressure to act as inflation hit a 40-year high. The Chancellor faced calls from business groups, charities and opposition politicians to cut taxes or increase state support for firms and...

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Post-Brexit financial ‘competitiveness’ could spark race to the bottom – experts

By August Graham, PA City Reporter The UK’s new post-Brexit focus helping the financial sector compete could spark a harmful race to the bottom and undermine the Government’s levelling up plans, a former minister and many academics have warned. In an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, the former business secretary, Sir...

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Cost-of-living crisis: Boris Johnson wants to cut 90,000 civil servants

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor Boris Johnson has tasked ministers with cutting around 90,000 Civil Service jobs to free up cash for measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis with possible tax cuts. The Prime Minister was understood to have told his Cabinet on Thursday that the service should be cut by a fifth....

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PM promises ‘compassion’ but faces criticism for lack of action on living costs

By David Hughes and Sam Blewett, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson warned the UK Government cannot “completely shield” people from the rising cost of living, as he came under fire for not using the Queen’s Speech to promise more support. The Prime Minister used the Queen’s Speech, delivered for the first time by the Prince...